PHILLIPSBURG, NJ (Warren County) – A five-week long investigation into the alleged distribution of heroin in Phillipsburg has led to the arrest of a Warren County man, according to the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office.
A search warrant was recently executed at the residence of Paul Smith III, 44, located on South Main Street in Phillipsburg and during the search, officers found cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin, and drug paraphernalia, authorities said.
Smith was charged with two counts of third-degree possession with the intent to distribute heroin, second-degree possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, two counts of third-degree distributing heroin, and fourth-degree unlawful obstruction, prosecutor’s office said.
Smith is being held pending a detention hearing, authorities said.
The Warren County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force, Phillipsburg Police Department, and the New Jersey State Police assisted in the investigation.